Saturday, April 01, 2006

We Can't Even Keep Our Hands Off The Clock

For years, I have wondered the point of Daylight Saving Time. What is the point of having everyone remember to shift their clocks ... why not just leave time alone? I have been tooling around the internet for the last hour trying to find a definitive answer, but so far have yielded nothing more than 1) Speculation that years ago, people working in the late hours of the evening could save money on candles, and 2) For the sole purpose of people having longer evening hours in the summer time ... both loads of bull. Obviously, daylight hours are longer in the summer than in the winter ... that's a given. And no matter who you are or what you do, it's common knowledge that there are only so many daylight hours in a day. So, if you need more sunlight to accomplish your tasks ... GET UP EARLIER! Why should everyone else pay for your needs! Personally, I think it's nothing more than human nature ... a need to over-control everything.


Blogger alyceclover said...

Actually think it was for the farmers, out milking cows or something like that. It's outdated, no longer needed, but people don't like change, it seems. In a courtroom once was looking at paintings of long haired attorney's, founding fathers, with powdered wigs, and ruffled collars. "Corporate" America wants traditional short hair, suits/ties (on men). We can't get a politican to be stong enough to change that (only strong enough to change the Constitution, wire tap and stuff). Stange isn't it.

April 14, 2006 3:22 PM  

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